Pedro Menendez

Pedro Menéndez: Coming of Age and First Sea Action

2014-09-23T11:00:46-04:00September 23rd, 2014|

Click here to read the first installation of this series on Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. When writing about an historical character, it is important to discuss the sources one uses. When writing about Juan Ponce de León’s 1513 voyage of discovery to Florida, the Spanish historian Antonio de Herrera was of critical importance since his writings about the 1513 voyage were the only ones known to have been written using primary source documentation kept by [...]

The Birth of Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and Franco-Spanish Relations

2014-09-09T13:55:55-04:00September 9th, 2014|

As we approach 2015, the 450th anniversary of the founding of our city, many members of the public are becoming interested in knowing more about the people and events that culminated in the founding of St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest port. Below is the first in a series of posts that will share some of our fascinating history for all to enjoy.  ……… In the year 1519 Juan Ponce de León’s eldest daughter Juana was [...]